Council plans to phase out grants

December 6, 2017

City council served notice Tuesday night that their days of providing grants to non-profits are numbered.

The city was set to vote grants budget of $78,500 during a special council meeting..

But before they could do that, Deputy Mayor Brian King asked that $5000 be added for the local football program.

Council was split on the idea, voting 4-4. That forced Mayor Adam Lordon to cast the deciding vote, approving the addition.

Council then passed a grants budget of $83,500.

However, several councillors expressed a desire to end the grants program moving forward

The mayor noted that Miramichi is one of the few communities that continues to provide such grants.

He said in the future, a new data driven program will likely be used for providing funding for projects and events.

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